Journalism and Politics BA (Hons)

University of Essex

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UCAS CODE P580
From the latest updates at Number 10 to political unrest overseas, you can be at the forefront of political change. Our BA Journalism and Politics expands your knowledge of global politics and develops your analytical ability. Coupled with the multimedia aspect of this course, you learn how to engage with a wider audience and develop your own journalistic style alongside building a solid understanding of the issues that shape the world around us.You explore all major areas of political science, ... READ MORE

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Uni rankings

Politics
WUSCA student ranking
WUSCA student ranking
These are the 2022 rankings, based on ratings given by past and current students.
48th / 95
CUG ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2023
39th
CUG subject ranking
Complete University Guide Subject Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2023
37th

Start date and duration

Start date
05-OCT-23
Full Time
3 Years

Journalism

Drop-out rate
Drop-out rate
The percentage of students who didn't finish the course.
Calculated by 100% - (% of students continuing course + % of students completed course)
100 - 75 = 25% Drop-out rate
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Politics

Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Politics graduate salary at this uni
£19,000
UK Politics graduate salary
£22,000

Modules
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Source: IDP Connect, November 2022

Entry requirements
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Previous study
Previous study
The most common A-levels taken by students who end up studying this subject at uni.
Source: HESA, 2018

Politics

Top 5 A-levels taken by students who study this subject at uni
Government & Politics
50%
History
45%
Economics
28%
Sociology
21%
English Literature
21%

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£9,250 per year
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£9,250 per year
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£9,250 per year
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£9,250 per year
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£18,585 per year
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£18,585 per year
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Latest Journalism (General) reviews

Journalism (General)
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Bethany
16 Mar 22

Multimedia Journalism BA (Hons)

I feel as though the Lecturers don't always communicate with each other or thier students, making us feel a little lost...
SR
Student Reviewer
02 Nov 18

Multimedia Journalism BA (Hons)

Lectures constantly cancelled, timetable clashes, some lectures not required as I could just do it at...

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How Journalism (General) students rated:

Student rating ( 4.4) 20 reviews

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Student rating ( 4.1) 1,045 reviews

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University of Essex
CUG ranking
39th
Student rating
This is the overall rating calculated by averaging all live reviews for this uni on Whatuni.
( 4.1)
The University of Essex is a progressive modern institution, which delivers an innovative curriculum and a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses. Established in 1964, it is one of the original plate glass universities. In its nearly sixty-year history, it has met and exceeded expectations for success, winning awards for teaching quality and expanding its programme of education to meet the needs of future societies and industries. The university offers a superb student experience and provides many academic and extra-curricular opportunities for its undergraduate population of 13,800 students, who comprise a supportive and inclusive international learning community representing students from all over the world.

Where you'll study

University of Essex

University of Essex Wivenhoe Park Colchester
Essex
CO4 3SQ United Kingdom Nearest train station: Hythe   0.6 miles away

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